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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
TYLER DIVISION



EMG TECHNOLOGY, LLC,

Plaintiff,

v.

TOYS “R” US-DELAWARE, INC.,

Defendant.

Case No. 6:14-cv-648

JURY TRIAL DEMANDED







COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Plaintiff EMG Technology, LLC (“EMG”) alleges as follows for its complaint against
Defendant Toys “R” Us-Delaware, Inc. (“Toys “R” Us”):
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
1. This is an action for patent infringement in violation of the Patent Act of the
United States, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.
2. This Court has original and exclusive subject matter jurisdiction over the patent
infringement claims for relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338(a).
3. The Court has personal jurisdiction over Toys “R” Us because Toys “R” Us has
transacted and is transacting business in the Eastern District of Texas that includes, but is not
limited to, the use, and promotion of the use of, products and systems that practice the subject
matter claimed in the patents involved in this action.
4. Venue is proper in this district under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b-c) and 1400(b) because
a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claims occurred in this District
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where Toys “R” Us has done business and committed infringing acts and continues to do
business and to commit infringing acts.
PARTIES
5. EMG is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of
California with its principal place of business in Los Angeles, California.
6. EMG is informed and believes, and on that basis alleges, that Toys “R” Us
Corporation is a Delaware corporation, with a principal place of business in Wayne, New J ersey,
and that it has conducted business in this J udicial District. EMG is further informed and
believes, and on that basis alleges, that Toys “R” Us derives a significant portion of its revenue
from the promotion and/or sale of its products and services through its Internet web sites,
including at least http://www.toysrus.com/ and https://m.toysrus.com/ (“Accused
Instrumentalities”).
7. EMG is informed and believes, and on that basis alleges, that, at all times relevant
hereto, Toys “R” Us has done and continues to do business in this judicial district.
PATENTS
8. United States Patent No. 6,600,497 (the “‘497 Patent”) entitled “Apparatus and
Method to Navigate Interactive Television Using Unique Inputs with a Remote Control” was
duly and legally issued on J uly 29, 2003. A true and correct copy of the ‘497 Patent is attached
hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by this reference. By a series of assignments,
EMG is now the assignee of the entire right, title and interest in and to the ‘497 Patent, including
all rights to enforce the ‘497 Patent and to recover for infringement. The ‘497 Patent is valid and
in force.
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9. United States Patent No. 7,194,698 (the “‘698 Patent”) entitled “Method to
Advertise and Search on Television for Web Content Using A Simplified Interface” was duly
and legally issued on March 20, 2007. A true and correct copy of the ‘698 Patent is attached
hereto as Exhibit “B” and incorporated herein by this reference. By a series of assignments,
EMG is now the assignee of the entire right, title and interest in and to the ‘698 Patent, including
all rights to enforce the ‘698 Patent and to recover for infringement. The ‘698 Patent is valid and
in force.
10. United States Patent No. 7,441,196 (the “‘196 Patent”) entitled “Apparatus and
Method of Manipulating a Region on a Wireless Device Screen for Viewing, Zooming and
Scrolling Internet Content” was duly and legally issued on October 21, 2008. The ‘196 Patent
claims methods of navigating the Internet and machine readable medium to display and navigate
the Internet. A true and correct copy of the ‘196 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit “C” and
incorporated herein by this reference. By a series of assignments, EMG is now the assignee of
the entire right, title and interest in and to the ‘196 Patent, including all rights to enforce the ‘196
Patent and to recover for infringement. The ‘196 Patent is valid and in force.
11. Following a reexamination of Patent No. 7,441,196, the United States Patent and
Trademark Office issued an Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate, Number US 7,441,196 C1,
on September 6, 2011. A true and correct copy of Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate,
Number US 7,441,196 C1 is attached hereto as Exhibit “D” and incorporated herein by this
reference. (United States Patent No. 7,441,196, together with Inter Partes Reexamination
Certificate, Number US 7,441,196 C1, shall hereinafter be referred to as the “‘196 Patent.”).


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FIRST CLAIM FOR RELIEF
Infringement of the ‘497 Patent
12. EMG refers to and incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-11.
13. Toys “R” Us, by the acts complained of herein, and by making, using, selling,
offering for sale, and/or importing in the United States, including in the Eastern District of
Texas, instrumentalities embodying the invention, has in the past, does now, and continues to
infringe the ‘497 Patent directly, contributorily and/or by inducement, literally and/or under the
doctrine of equivalents, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271.
14. At least since the filing of this complaint, Toys “R” Us has had actual knowledge
of the ‘497 patent.
15. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has knowingly and actively induced the
infringement of one or more of the ‘497 patent claims by, inter alia, marketing and promoting
the Accused Instrumentalities, knowingly and intending that such websites be used by Toys “R”
Us’ customers to infringe the ‘497 patent. For example, Toys “R” Us intends to induce such
infringement by, among other things, promoting users to display and navigate mobile websites,
including at least https://m.toysrus.com/, knowing that the display and navigation of Toys “R”
Us’ mobile websites on a user’s portable device or cell phone infringes one or more claims of the
‘497 Patent.
16. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has contributed to the infringement of the
‘497 patent by, inter alia, marketing and promoting products. Defendant has used and promoted
within the United States the Accused Instrumentalities, which are not staple articles or
commodities of commerce suitable for substantial non-infringing use, and are known by Toys
“R” Us to be especially made or especially adapted to the infringe the ‘497 patent. As a result,
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Toys “R” Us’ accused websites have been used by their customers and users to infringe the ‘497
patent. Toys “R” Us continues to engage in acts of contributory infringement of the ‘497 patent.
17. By reason of the acts of Toys “R” Us alleged herein, EMG has suffered damage in
an amount to be proved at trial.
18. Toys “R” Us threatens to continue to engage in the acts complained of herein and,
unless restrained and enjoined, will continue to do so, all to EMG’s irreparable injury. It would
be difficult to ascertain the amount of compensation that would afford EMG adequate relief for
such future and continuing acts, and a multiplicity of judicial proceedings would be required.
EMG does not have an adequate remedy at law to compensate it for the injuries threatened.
SECOND CLAIM FOR RELIEF
Infringement of the ‘698 Patent
19. EMG refers to and incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-11.
20. Toys “R” Us, by the acts complained of herein, and by making, using, selling,
offering for sale, and/or importing in the United States, including in the Eastern District of
Texas, instrumentalities embodying the invention, has in the past, does now, and continues to
infringe the ‘698 Patent directly, contributorily and/or by inducement, literally and/or under the
doctrine of equivalents, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271.
21. At least since the filing of this complaint, Toys “R” Us has had actual knowledge
of the ‘698 patent.
22. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has knowingly and actively induced the
infringement of one or more of the ‘698 patent claims by, inter alia, marketing and promoting
the Accused Instrumentalities, knowingly and intending that such websites be used by Toys “R”
Us’ customers to infringe the ‘698 patent. For example, Toys “R” Us intends to induce such
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infringement by, among other things, promoting users to display and navigate mobile websites,
including at least https://m.toysrus.com/, knowing that the display and navigation of Toys “R”
Us’ mobile websites on a user’s portable device or cell phone infringes one or more claims of the
‘698 Patent.
23. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has contributed to the infringement of the
‘698 patent by, inter alia, marketing and promoting products. Defendant has used and promoted
within the United States the Accused Instrumentalities, which are not staple articles or
commodities of commerce suitable for substantial non-infringing use, and are known by Toys
“R” Us to be especially made or especially adapted to the infringe the ‘698 patent. As a result,
Toys “R” Us’ accused websites have been used by their customers and users to infringe the ‘698
patent. Toys “R” Us continues to engage in acts of contributory infringement of the ‘698 patent.
24. By reason of the acts of Toys “R” Us alleged herein, EMG has suffered damage in
an amount to be proved at trial.
25. Toys “R” Us threatens to continue to engage in the acts complained of herein and,
unless restrained and enjoined, will continue to do so, all to EMG’s irreparable injury. It would
be difficult to ascertain the amount of compensation that would afford EMG adequate relief for
such future and continuing acts, and a multiplicity of judicial proceedings would be required.
EMG does not have an adequate remedy at law to compensate it for the injuries threatened.
THIRD CLAIM FOR RELIEF
Infringement of the ‘196 Patent
26. EMG refers to and incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-11.
27. Toys “R” Us, by the acts complained of herein, and by making, using, selling,
offering for sale, and/or importing in the United States, including in the Eastern District of
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Texas, instrumentalities embodying the invention, has in the past, does now, and continues to
infringe the ‘196 Patent directly, contributorily and/or by inducement, literally and/or under the
doctrine of equivalents, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271.
28. At least since the filing of this complaint, Toys “R” Us has had actual knowledge
of the ‘196 patent.
29. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has knowingly and actively induced the
infringement of one or more of the ‘196 patent claims by, inter alia, marketing and promoting
the Accused Instrumentalities, knowingly and intending that such websites be used by Toys “R”
Us’ customers to infringe the ‘196 patent. For example, Toys “R” Us intends to induce such
infringement by, among other things, promoting users to display and navigate mobile websites,
including at least http://www.toysrus.com/ and https://m.toysrus.com/, knowing that the display
and navigation of Toys “R” Us’ mobile websites on a user’s portable device or cell phone
infringes one or more claims of the ‘196 Patent.
30. On information and belief, Toys “R” Us has contributed to the infringement of the
‘196 patent by, inter alia, marketing and promoting products. Defendant has used and promoted
within the United States the Accused Instrumentalities, which are not staple articles or
commodities of commerce suitable for substantial non-infringing use, and are known by Toys
“R” Us to be especially made or especially adapted to the infringe the ‘196 patent. As a result,
Toys “R” Us’ accused websites have been used by their customers and users to infringe the ‘196
patent. Toys “R” Us continues to engage in acts of contributory infringement of the ‘196 patent.
31. By reason of the acts of Toys “R” Us alleged herein, EMG has suffered damage in
an amount to be proved at trial.
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32. Toys “R” Us threatens to continue to engage in the acts complained of herein and,
unless restrained and enjoined, will continue to do so, all to EMG’s irreparable injury. It would
be difficult to ascertain the amount of compensation that would afford EMG adequate relief for
such future and continuing acts, and a multiplicity of judicial proceedings would be required.
EMG does not have an adequate remedy at law to compensate it for the injuries threatened.
JURY DEMAND
33. EMG demands a jury trial on all issues so triable.
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
WHEREFORE, EMG prays for relief as follows:
A. For an order finding that the ‘497, ‘698, and ‘196 patents are valid and
enforceable;
B. For an order finding that Toys “R” Us has infringed t the ‘497, ‘698, and ‘196
patents directly, contributorily and/or by inducement, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271;
C. For an order temporarily, preliminarily and permanently enjoining Toys “R” Us,
its officers, directors, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, subsidiaries, divisions, branches,
parents, attorneys, representatives, privies, and all others acting in concert or participation with
any of them, from infringing the ‘497, ‘698, and ‘196 patents directly, contributorily and/or by
inducement, in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271;
D. For an order directing Toys “R” Us to file with the Court, and serve upon EMG’s
counsel, within thirty (30) days after entry of the order of injunction, a report setting forth the
manner and form in which it has complied with the injunction;
E. For an order awarding EMG general and/or specific damages adequate to
compensate EMG for the infringement by Toys “R” Us, including a reasonable royalty and/or
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lost profits, in amounts to be fixed by the Court in accordance with proof, including enhanced
and/or exemplary damages, as appropriate, as well as all of the profits or gains of any kind made
by Toys “R” Us from its acts of patent infringement;
F. For an order awarding EMG pre-judgment interest and post-judgment interest at
the maximum rate allowed by law;
G. For an order requiring an accounting of the damages to which EMG is found to be
entitled;
H. For an order declaring this to be an exceptional case pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285
and awarding EMG its attorneys’ fees;
I. For an order awarding EMG its costs of court; and
J . For an order awarding EMG such other and further relief as the Court deems just
and proper.

DATED: J uly 24, 2014

OF COUNSEL:

J effer Mangels Butler and Mitchell, LLP

Stanley M. Gibson
(Cal. Bar No. 162329)
smg@jmbm.com

Gregory S. Cordrey
(Cal. Bar No. 190144)
gxc@jmbm.com

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Seventh Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 203-8080
Facsimile: (310) 203-0567
Respectfully Submitted,


By: /s/ Charles Ainsworth

Charles Ainsworth
State Bar No. 00783521
Robert Christopher Bunt
State Bar No. 00787165
PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH, P.C.
100 E. Ferguson, Suite 1114
Tyler, TX 75702
903/531-3535
903/533-9687
E-mail: charley@pbatyler.com
E-mail: rcbunt@pbatyler.com


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